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Address: D137, 05600 Mont-Dauphin, France
Phone Number:
+33 4 92 45 42 40
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Dominating the valleys of the Guil and the Durance, which was based on...

Dominating the valleys of the Guil and the Durance, which was based on designs by Vauban, was constantly perfected from the 18th to 19th century. Mont-Dauphin is perhaps France’s finest example of military architecture in the classical style. Designated world heritage site by UNESCO. Open: > 1st June to 30th September: from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. > 1st October to 31st May: from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Closed: > Mondays from 1st October to 31st May. > 1st January, 1st May, 1st November, 11th November and 25th December. Admission fees: Adults : 7,50 €; Concessions (18 to 25) = 4,50 €; Free admission: minors under 18*; Free admission: 18-25 years old* (citizens of one of the 27 countries of the EU or are non-European permanent residents of France) * excluding school groups

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Visit the Vauban Fortresses

We didn't have enough time to visit the fort in-depth. You will need at least half a day or more ! We'll be back! Awesome place !

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 September 2012
Francois D
Umbria, Italy
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

Well we had a great time walking around we were there during the off-season. We did however find a few artists that had shops open and bought heart that we brought home with us. I'd say try to visit between June and September.

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Herzlia, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2015

Worth climbing to the top of the mountain (by car). A pleasant walk and a few reasonable restaurants - nothing extraordianry.

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Kampala, Uganda
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

My 7 year old and I hiked to the fort, taking the groundhog "Marmottes" route. It was fun and there were lots of families with little children hiking the side of the mountain. We made it to the Fort and it was rewarding. We saw lots of local flowers and plants, and we got to see the famous Marmottes of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2013 via mobile

Entering by car over a wooden bridge it's like entering year 1800! Mont Dauphin is on the top of a mountain, surrounded by high stone walls. Stunning view! This little town was empty as it is still low season, and this fact made the place even more interesting. Besides little hotel, restaurants, cafes and handicrafts shops there's also art ateliers.... More 

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Umbria, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2012

We didn't have enough time to visit the fort in-depth. You will need at least half a day or more ! We'll be back! Awesome place !

Thank Francois D

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